Grammys 2021 are Sunday: Here’s how and when to watch the livestream tomorrow

Beyonce at the 59th Grammy Awards in 2017.

Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic

The Recording Academy is teasing a more intimate Grammys this year, which is surprising given there won’t actually be anyone watching in the Los Angeles Convention Center (aside from members of the media). Without an audience, who’ll be cheering on all the performances (which were just announced) and winners? Like the Golden Globes, most Grammy Award nominees will be tuning in virtually. Hopefully, unlike the Globes, there won’t be any accidentally muted audio — key for a music awards show.

Along with the pandemic-related tweaks, expect as much controversy as ever to surround the show. Two words: The Weeknd. After Hours, aka the album with Blinding Lights, aka the song of 2020 that sounded more like the song of 1985, saw the Canadian singer without a single Grammy nomination. At least Beyoncé continued her trend of nabbing loads of nominations (let’s hope she actually takes home some awards — it’s still too soon to talk about 2017). Dua Lipa, Roddy Ricch and cottagecore enthusiast Taylor Swift are also up for a host of awards.

Keen to tune in? Here’s all the information you’ll need for how to watch Grammys 2021.

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When do the Grammy Awards start?

The Grammys had a January spot this year but vacated it for a mid-March show because of the coronavirus pandemic. It’ll air on CBS from Staples Center in Los Angeles.

US: Sunday, March 14, at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET.

UK: Monday, March 15, at 1 a.m. GMT.

Australia: Monday, March 15, at noon AEDT.

Who’s hosting?

For the first time, Daily Show host Trevor Noah will take on the (slightly different) emcee gig.

Who are the nominees?

Beyoncé is up for a whopping nine awards despite not having an album out for the year. She’s nominated for 2020 song Black Parade, including Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best R&B Performance and Best R&B Song. BTS scored their first ever Grammy nod with the song Dynamite, up for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance. Harry Styles is in the mix for the first time too (no, One Direction were never nominated), with Fine Line up for Best Pop Vocal Album and Watermelon Sugar up for Best Pop Solo Performance. As for Taylor Swift? Not only is Folklore up for Album of the Year, but, um, Beautiful Ghosts is up for Best Song Written for Visual Media. As in, the song she wrote and performed for Cats. No regrets.

Scroll to the bottom of this page to see all the nominees. (Here’s the full list on the Grammys site.)

Who’s performing?

What a lineup! Taylor Swift, BTS, Dua Lipa, Billie Eilish, Megan Thee Stallion, Bad Bunny Harry Styles, Haim and more will perform at the show. For the full list, head to the Grammys site.

Is there a red carpet?

The Grammys red carpet coverage starts at 3:30 p.m. PT/7:30 p.m. ET. You can watch on the Grammys website or its Facebook page.

How to watch the Grammys without cable

To watch the Grammy Awards, you’ll need to find a streaming service that includes CBS. Not every service carries every local network, however, so check each one using the links below to make sure it carries CBS in your area.

YouTube TV costs $65 a month and includes CBS. Plug in your ZIP code on its welcome page to see what live, local networks are available where you live.

Hulu With Live TV costs $65 a month and includes CBS. Click the “View all channels in your area” link on its welcome page to see which local channels are offered in your ZIP code. 

FuboTV costs $60 a month and includes CBS. Click here to see which local channels you get.

All of the live TV streaming services above offer free trials, allow you to cancel anytime and require a solid internet connection. Looking for more information? Check out our massive streaming services guide.

Free over-the-air TV

If you live in an area with good reception, you can watch for free on over-the-air broadcast channels just by attaching an indoor antenna to nearly any TV.

Read: Best live TV streaming services for cord-cutters

All the Grammy Awards nominees

Record of the Year

Black Parade by Beyoncé

Colors by Black Pumas

Rockstar by DaBaby featuring Roddy Ricch

Say So by Doja Cat

Everything I Wanted by Billie Eilish

Don’t Start Now by Dua Lipa

Circles by Post Malone

Savage by Megan Thee Stallion

Album of the Year

Chilombo by Jhené Aiko

Black Pumas by Black Pumas

Everyday Life by Coldplay

Djesse Vol. 3 by Jacob Collier

Women in Music Pt. III by Haim

Future Nostalgia by Dua Lipa

Hollywood’s Bleeding by Post Malone

Folklore by Taylor Swift

Song of the Year

Black Parade by Beyoncé

The Box by Roddy Ricch

Cardigan by Taylor Swift

Circles by Post Malone

Don’t Start Now by Dua Lipa

Everything I Wanted by Billie Eilish

I Can’t Breathe by H.E.R.

If the World Was Ending by JP Saxe featuring Julia Michaels

Best New Artist

Ingrid Andress

Phoebe Bridgers


Noah Cyrus

D Smoke

Doja Cat


Megan Thee Stallion

Best Pop Solo Performance

Yummy by Justin Bieber

Say So by Doja Cat

Everything I Wanted by Billie Eilish

Don’t Start Now by Dua Lipa

Watermelon Sugar by Harry Styles

Cardigan by Taylor Swift

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

Un Dia (One Day) by J Balvin, Dua Lipa, Bad Bunny and Tainy

Intentions by Justin Bieber featuring Quavo

Dynamite by BTS

Rain on Me by Lady Gaga featuring Ariana Grande

Exile by Taylor Swift featuring Bon Iver

Best Pop Vocal Album

Changes, Justin Bieber

Chromatica, Lady Gaga

Future Nostalgia, Dua Lipa

Fine Line, Harry Styles

Folklore, Taylor Swift

Best Rock Performance

Shameika, Fiona Apple

Not, Big Thief

Kyoto, Phoebe Bridgers

The Steps, Haim

Stay High, Brittany Howard

Daylight, Grace Potter

Best Rock Album

A Hero’s Death, Fontaines D.C.

Kiwanuka, Michael Kiwanuka

Daylight, Grace Potter

Sound & Fury, Sturgill Simpson

The New Abnormal, The Strokes

Best Alternative Music Album

Fetch the Bolt Cutters, Fiona Apple

Hyperspace, Beck

Punisher, Phoebe Bridgers

Jamie, Brittany Howard

The Slow Rush, Tame Impala

Best R&B Performance

Lightning & Thunder, Jhené Aiko featuring John Legend

Black Parade, Beyoncé

All I Need, Jacob Collier featuring Mahalia and Ty Dolla Sign

Goat Head, Brittany Howard

See Me, Emily King

Best R&B Song

Better Than I Imagine, Robert Glasper featuring H.E.R. and Meshell Ndegeocello

Black Parade, Beyoncé

Collide, Tiana Major9 and Earthgang

Do It, Chloe x Halle

Slow Down, Skip Marley and H.E.R.

Best Progressive R&B Album

Chilombo, Jhené Aiko

Ungodly Hour, Chloe x Halle

Free Nationals, Free Nationals

Fuck Yo Feelings, Robert Glasper

It Is What It Is, Thundercat

Best Rap Performance

Deep Reverence, Big Sean featuring Nipsey Hussle

Bop, DaBaby

What’s Poppin, Jack Harlow

The Bigger Picture, Lil Baby

Savage, Megan Thee Stallion featuring Beyoncé

Dior, Pop Smoke

Best Melodic Rap Performance

Rockstar, DaBaby featuring Roddy Ricch

Laugh Now, Cry Later, Drake featuring Lil Durk

Lockdown, Anderson .Paak

The Box, Roddy Ricch

Highest in the Room, Travis Scott

Best Rap Song

The Bigger Picture, Lil Baby

The Box, Roddy Ricch

Laugh Now, Cry Later, Drake featuring Lil Durk

Rockstar, DaBaby featuring Roddy Ricch

Savage, Megan Thee Stallion featuring Beyoncé

Best Rap Album

Black Habits, D Smoke

Alfredo, Freddie Gibbs and the Alchemist

A Written Testimony, Jay Electronica

King’s Disease, Nas

The Allegory, Royce Da 5’9″

Best Country Solo Performance

Stick That in Your Country Song, Eric Church

Who You Thought I Was, Brandy Clark

When My Amy Prays, Vince Gill

Black Like Me, Mickey Guyton

Bluebird, Miranda Lambert

Best Country Song

Bluebird, Miranda Lambert

The Bones, Maren Morris

Crowded Table, The Highwomen

More Hearts Than Mine, Ingrid Andress

Some People Do, Old Dominion

Best Country Album

Lady Like, Ingrid Andress

Your Life Is a Record, Brandy Clark

Wildcard, Miranda Lambert

Nightfall, Little Big Town

Never Will, Ashley McBryde

Best Latin Pop or Urban Album


Por Primera Vez, Camilo

Mesa Para Dos, Kany García

Pausa, Ricky Martin

3:33, Debi Nova

Best American Roots Performance

Colors, Black Pumas

Deep in Love, Bonny Light Horseman

Short and Sweet, Brittany Howard

I’ll Be Gone, Norah Jones and Mavis Staples

I Remember Everything, John Prine

Best Global Music Album

Fu Chronicles, Antibalas

Twice as Tall, Burna Boy

Agora, Bebel Gilberto

Love Letters, Anoushka Shankar

Amadjar, Tinariwen

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical

Jack Antonoff

Dan Auerbach

Dave Cobb

Flying Lotus

Andrew Watt

Best Music Film

Beastie Boys Story, Beastie Boys

Black Is King, Beyoncé

We Are Freestyle Love Supreme, Freestyle Love Supreme

Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice, Linda Ronstadt

That Little Ol’ Band From Texas, ZZ Top

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